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					                           2011-2012 UH System Scholarships
                                  Application Timeline
MONTH                DESCRIPTION
December 2010             1) If you are a new freshman, transfer or returning student to the University of Hawaii
                               system, contact the Admissions Office at the UH campus you plan to attend for
                               admission requirements and deadlines.
                          2) Once admitted to a UH campus, obtain your UH ID Number and UH Username.
                          3) Visit our website at for
                               more information (i.e. Application instructions/requirements, sample questions,
                               scholarship descriptions and FAQs)
                          4) Start writing your personal statement and essays.
                                    a. A Personal Statement is required.
                                    b. Although essays are optional, if you wish to be considered for as many UH
                                         System Scholarships available, you should complete all essays and provide
                                         information listed in each essay (as committee members will be reviewing
                                         your essays for scholarship specific criteria/qualifications). For essay topics,
                                         please review the sample questions available on our website at
                          5) Contact at least two references to request permission for letters of recommendation.
                          6) Request official transcripts from your high school/college to be sent directly to our
                          7) Search and apply for other scholarship and grant opportunities.
January - February        1) Before March 15th - Complete the UH System Scholarship Application online via
2011                           STAR Scholarships at
                                    a. Answer all questions. Sample questions/worksheet is available from our
                                    b. Complete/Upload your Personal Statement (required) and
                                    c. Complete/Upload your Essay(s).
                          2) Gather 2010 financial documents and complete the Free Application for Federal
                               Student Aid (FAFSA) online at
                          3) Call your high school/college to insure transcripts have been sent to our office.
                               Transcripts must be postmarked by March 15, 2011.
March 15, 2011 by    DEADLINE to submit the UH System Scholarship Application online via STAR if you had not
4:00 pm (HST)        yet done so at
March 18, 2011 by         1) DEADLINE for recommenders to submit their Letters of Recommendation online at
4:00 pm (HST)                  STAR Scholarships (via an email link provided to them from STAR)
                          2) Log into STAR and click on the “Track my Scholarship App” to see if your
                               recommenders submitted their Letters of Recommendation via STAR.
                          3) The applicant is responsible for insuring that a minimum of two (2) Letters of
                               Recommendation are submitted by the deadline. Failure to have at least two (2)
                               Letters of Recommendation will result in an incomplete application and will not be
April 1, 2011        Check your myUH Portal to insure that your 2011-2012 FAFSA (Institutional Student
                     Information Record) has been received by your home campus financial aid office to be
                     considered for UH System Scholarships that are deemed “need-based”.
April through June   Scholarship selection committees meet to determine and select qualified recipients.
2011                 Applicants are notified of as decisions are made.
Fall/Spring               1) Fall & Spring semester scholarship award(s) are disbursed by the campus financial
semester(s)                    aid office, generally 10 days before the start of the each semester. Please contact
                               with your financial office for disbursement procedures.
                          2) Send donors thank you notes
January 2012         Start the application process again to re-apply for the 2012-2013 academic year.

                                                                                                           UH System Scholarships
                                                                            2444 Dole Street, Bachman Hall 207, Honolulu, HI 96822
                                                                                  Telephone: (808) 956-6625 Fax: (808) 956-9219
                                                                                   An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
                                                                      2011-2012 UH System Scholarships
  December 2010:
  - Become a UH student (apply for admissions if you are                     Application Timeline
  new freshman, transfer or returning student).                                                                                                        Fall/Spring Semester(s)
                                                                                                                                                       - Fall & Spring semester
  - Obtain UH ID Number and UH Username.                               March 18, 2011:                                                                 awards are disbursed by the
                                                                       - DEADLINE for                                                                  campus financial aid office(s).
  - Review UH System Scholarship website for more                      recommenders to                                                                 Check with your home
  information.                                                         submit their Letters of                                                         campus financial aid office for
                                                                       Recommendation                                                                  disbursement procedures.
  - Start writing your Personal Statement and Essays.                  online at STAR
                                                                       Scholarships (by 4:00                                                           - Send thank you notes to
  - Contact references to request Letters of                           pm, HST).                                                                       donors.
                                                                       - Login to STAR                  Before April 1, 2011:
  - Request Official Transcripts from high school/colleges             Scholarships and click           - Check your myUH portal to
                                                                       tab “Track my

                                                                                                                                                           August - January
                                                                                                        insure your FAFSA has been
  - Search and apply for other scholarship and grant                   Scholarship App” to              received by your home campus
  opportunities.                                                       check if                         financial aid office (if you wish to
                                                                       recommendations                  be considered for UH System
                                                                       have been submitted.             Scholarships that are considered
                            December 2010



HERE                                                                                                                                                                                                 Start again
                                            January – February 2011

                                                                                                                                      April - June

                                                                                                                                                                                      January 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                     next year

                                                                             March 15, 2011:
                                                                             - DEADLINE for online
                                                                             UH System Scholarship                    April through June 2011:                                January
                                                                             application (by 4:00 pm,                 - Selection Committees meet                             2012:
                                                                             HST -if you have not                     to determine and select                                 - Start the
                                                                             already completed it)                    qualified recipients.                                   application
         January – February 2011:                                                                                                                                             process again
         - Complete UH System Scholarship                                    - DEADLINE to have                       - Applicants are notified of                            to re-apply for
         Application online via STAR before March                            official transcripts                     scholarship selection                                   the 2012-13
         1st.                                                                postmarked/received by                   decisions as they are made.                             academic year.
                                                                             our office.
         - Complete 2011-12 FAFSA application
         before April 1st.
                                                                                                                                                                                    UH System Scholarships
         - Call high school/colleges to insure                                                                                                       2444 Dole Street, Bachman Hall 207, Honolulu, HI 96822
         transcript have been sent to our office before                                                                                                    Telephone: (808) 956-6625 Fax: (808) 956-9219
         March 1st.                                                                                                                                         An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

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